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Thu May 2, 2019, 10:02 PM

Kushner hopes Israel will look at peace plan before any West Bank moves

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS MAY 2, 2019 / 7:37 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Kushner hopes Israel will look at peace plan before any West Bank moves

Steve Holland, David Alexander
4 MIN READ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday he hopes Israel will take a hard look at President Donald Trump’s upcoming Middle East peace proposal before proceeding with any plan to annex West Bank settlements.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had vowed in the waning days of a re-election campaign he won on April 9 to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, in a move that would be bound to trigger condemnation from the Palestinians and the Arab world and complicate the U.S. peace effort.

Kushner, speaking at a dinner of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said the Middle East peace proposal he has been putting together was close to release and that Israel and the Palestinians should wait to see it before making any unilateral moves.

He said the issue would be discussed with the Israeli government when Netanyahu forms a governing coalition.

“I hope both sides will take a real look at it, the Israeli side and the Palestinian side, before any unilateral steps are made,” Kushner said, adding he had not discussed the issue of settlement annexation with Netanyahu.

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Thu May 2, 2019, 10:16 PM

1. Netanyahu

has been playing Kushner for a fool. He must feel as giddy as Putin for having so much influence with this White House.

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